Tellason has made what a few years ago we thought would only be possible with a DeLorean. In partnership with Proximity Manufacturing Company – a subsidiary of the White Oak Legacy Foundation that has essentially resurrected the infamous Cone Mills White Oak Plant, by weaving raw selvedge denim on the very looms that stood on those floors all those moons ago — These classic 5-pockets are among the first jeans to be made with the inaugural Proximity denim cloth, matching a sister garment, the Runabout Goods’ Brander Jacket.
Here’s the part you came for, the unsanforized, loomstate cloth. Coming straight from the loom, it’s smooth, and extremely soft. This mid-weight raw selvedge denim is woven with a yarn sec that yields a dense fabric. But, when it undergoes a wash (or soak) and dry process, it crisps up and becomes a nice 13+ oz. denim that has a beautiful, hairy face, and a nice steep right hand twill. Twelve natural yarns are used to create the selvedge ID that commemorates the first yardage woven in White Oak back in April 1905, with this historic inaugural run being limited to 116 numbered pairs to pay homage to the 116 years that the White Oak Cotton Mill has stood in Greensboro.
Fit-wise, these are a no-nonsense straight leg that lets the denim do the talking. Each pair is sewn in the USA and comes fitted with Tellason’s classic ‘T’ arcuates and a dual-branded waist patch to mark the occasion.
These have just dropped over at Tellason and likely to go fast, so head on over if you’re interested.